The Talk-Funny Girl Giveaway (US Only)

The Talk-Funny Girl Giveaway (US Only)


In one of the poorest parts of rural New Hampshire, teenage girls have been disappearing, snatched from back country roads, never to be seen alive again.  For seventeen-year-old Marjorie Richards, the fear raised by these abductions is the backdrop to what she lives with her own home, every day.  Marjorie has been raised by parents so intentionally isolated from normal society that they have developed their own dialect, a kind of mountain hybrid of English that displays both their ignorance of and disdain for the wider world.  Marjorie is tormented by her classmates, who call her “The Talk-funny girl,” but as the nearby factory town sinks deeper into economic ruin and as her parents fall more completely under the influence of a sadistic cult leader, her options for escape dwindle.  But then, thanks to a loving aunt, Marjorie is hired by a man, himself a victim of abuse, who is building what he calls “a cathedral,” right in the center of town. 

Day by day, Marjorie’s skills as a stoneworker increase, and so too does her intolerance for the bitter rules of her family life.  Gradually, through exposure to the world beyond her parents’ wood cabin thanks to the kindness of her aunt and her boss, and an almost superhuman determination, she discovers what is loveable within herself.  This newfound confidence and self-esteem ultimately allows her to break free from the bleak life she has known, to find love, to start a family, and to try to heal her old, deep wounds without passing that pain on to her husband and children.

By turns darkly menacing and bright with love and resilience, The Talk-Funny Girl is the story of one young woman’s remarkable courage, a kind of road map for the healing of early abuse, and a testament to the power of kindness and love.


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YABC on Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:37

The Sweet Valley High books

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The Sweet Valley High books
MrsErica Beaton (website) on Saturday, 01 September 2012 16:37

I loved some of the classics, especially Catcher in the Rye.

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I loved some of the classics, especially Catcher in the Rye.
YABC (website) on Saturday, 01 September 2012 21:50

Definitely The Hobbit

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Definitely The Hobbit
Tricia Copeland (website) on Sunday, 02 September 2012 21:07

Harlequin romances

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Harlequin romances:)
Vivien (website) on Monday, 03 September 2012 12:29

I surprisingly enjoyed The Great Gatsby.

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I surprisingly enjoyed The Great Gatsby.
Jonathan (website) on Monday, 03 September 2012 18:35

LOTR!

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LOTR!
Hwa Sun Kang (website) on Thursday, 06 September 2012 21:29

I didn't read much when I was younger.

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I didn't read much when I was younger.
alicia marie (website) on Saturday, 08 September 2012 15:34

I read whatever books my mom was reading. So, a lot of James Patterson and Mary Higgins Clark : )

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I read whatever books my mom was reading. So, a lot of James Patterson and Mary Higgins Clark : )
Elena Lentz (website) on Thursday, 13 September 2012 13:24

As a young reader the book Memoirs of a Geisha were my favourite.

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As a young reader the book Memoirs of a Geisha were my favourite.
Margaly (website) on Monday, 17 September 2012 12:37

I enjoyed some classics, like Animal Farm.

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I enjoyed some classics, like Animal Farm.